Archive | July, 2012

What Goes Around, Comes Around


This week my email digest of articles from Agile Data Warehousing pointed me to an interesting article posted on TDWI’s site about Big Data. The discussion started off as most Big Data discussions do these days, around the so-called 3 Vs of Big Data – volume, variety and velocity. And as in practically every article […]

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Visit us at TDWI San Diego


We’ll be attending the TDWI World Conference San Diego, and showing visitors to booth #108 how we lower the barriers to creating the agile foundation you’ll need for big data analytics. Here are a few items we’ll be sharing there and are happy to share with you here. We’ll have copies of Gleanster’s new report […]

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Haven’t we learned our BI lesson?


Business Modeling Gives Meaning to Big Data

I just came upon an article by Neil Raden on the Agile Data Warehousing site.  In the piece BI is Dead! Long Live BI!, Neil emphasizes the importance of business modeling to create a BI environment that the business will actually use.  If you’ve read  my article Lost in Translation, you’ll understand how I am in […]

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Data Centricity Needs Governance


Creating a data efficient enterprise means changing the culture

Browsing though articles on Agile Data Warehousing, I just came across an article by Gavin Michael Growing the New Data Culture. The premise is that for organizations to become more data centric in their decision making process, they must not just manage data better, but must change corporate culture in order to have decision makers […]

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In a Traditional Data Warehouse, Facts Can Be Slippery


Since the beginning of data warehousing, practitioners have been comforted to know that facts—the individual business events that are quantified and measured—don’t change once recorded. That’s generally true when your warehouse is fed from a few highly reliable sources like the enterprise ERP and CRM systems; however, many warehouses rely on data sets that originate […]

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